Our dedicated, nurturing and trained teachers implement a toddler designed curriculum to foster cognitive development, speech and language development, strengthen fine motor and gross motor skills, introduce grace and courtesy lessons, and promote independence. An important part of a toddler’s developing independence is learning to care for him/herself by washing hands and putting on shoes and jackets.
As your child approaches 24 months of age we will begin arranging visits to the Transition room to ease the transition to this new and exciting stage of development. Some children may be ready for the greater structured environment of the Transition program sooner, while others may need the Toddler program longer. As always, our thoughts will be shared with you the parents; as we work together to provide the best program and choices for your child.
The Toddler program, for children 18-30 months, takes advantage of the toddler’s natural drive to act independently. The School of Grace advances each child’s growth and development through a rich and well prepared environment designed just for toddlers. The classrooms are a special place for the young child to begin his/her steps towards independence and self-reliance.
Toddler exercises and activities recognize that children learn by doing. Classroom materials are always accessible, attractive, safe, and geared for a child’s success. Activities are changed regularly in response to children’s need for variety and challenge as they grow and learn. The safe, loving, gentle atmosphere puts children and parents at ease and makes for a trusting, spontaneous transition to school.